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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 12, 2011 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

What official releases do you find to have the best sound mix?

I like:
Winterland 77 Recordings
Grateful Dead Movie soundtrack
Live at the Cow Palace '76
The Road Trips sound great
wish I could afford Europe 72 box, I love the sound during that tour

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Sep 12, 2011 4:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

Dick's Picks 28 (2/26 & 28/73) is one of the most amazing sounding two track masters - it's all in the drums! Personally I don't care for the sound on the Movie Soundtrack...

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Sep 12, 2011 5:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

i like the soundtrack a bit. Its unique at a minimum. But I hear ya, and agree. DP 28 does sound pretty crisp and clear.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 12, 2011 6:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

i like it because it's unique. it sounds far from what the dead sounded like live; other recordings captured that sound much better. one of my favorites is: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-07-21.ecm22p.bertrando.motb0056.88979.sbeok.flac16

that being said there is a certain pristine quality to the audio on the movie soundtrack that's just very pleasing on the ears. the drum mix is awful but wolf sounds gorgeous.

and DP 28 sounds almost perfect. most of '73 sounds great

This post was modified by rdenirojb87 on 2011-09-13 01:08:26

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Poster: CHARLIEPHOGG Date: Sep 12, 2011 9:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

like a few other posts, Dicks PICKS 29, Hartford 77, Cow Palace 76 (beautiful package too! DPs no 7 & 12 are excellent plus 12 has my favorite jam WRS>JAM>US BLUES,oh yeah. Stepping out (England 72) is another good one. rock on!

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Poster: Skobud Date: Sep 13, 2011 5:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

The Warlocks box is unbelievably good. Im not sure of the how or why, but the sound on that one is damn near perfect.

Its far from my favorite release, but soundwise it is the best imo.

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Sep 12, 2011 5:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

the original 'Live/Dead' is hard to beat - both soundwise and musical content.

I stress the original version - (IMHO) the remixed version (the one in the digi-pack sleeve, either individual or the Warner Bros box set) lost something in the 'enhancement'. They boosted Pigpen's organ (so as to speak) at the expense of Jerry's guitar. Although I am a big Pigpen fan (16 stone plus),for example, "The Eleven" is all about Jerry's guitar and not Pig's keyboards .......

So I got/kept both ..........

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 12, 2011 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

Curve ball, but a darn good chance of an official release someday.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-07-18.sbd.bertha.14838.sbeok.shnf

On official releases Terrapin Ltd (Ha!) is up there.

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Sep 12, 2011 7:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

From a sheer business viewpoint, logic would stand to reason that after exhausting the 2011 Xmas E-72 box sell-through season, the next offering will be May 1977.

Not intending to undermine the significance of June & July 1976.

Best performance & audio quality, Help > Slip > Franklins Winterland 06/09/77. Happiest moment? opening riffs to China Cat Sunflower 12/29/77.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 12, 2011 7:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

^my favorite slipknot. That show has the fullest sounding mix I've ever heard.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 12, 2011 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

I'm praying for a Summer of '76 box set next. The Orpheum shows are all beautiful

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Sep 12, 2011 5:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

I think the Fillmore box set sounds pretty fucking good for 69. And really good for any time period.

Truckin up to buffalo was well done.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Sep 12, 2011 6:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

Speaking of video, the most recent release from Philly, 7/7/89, is really impressive video-wise and the sound ain't too shabby either.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Sep 12, 2011 9:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

Just recently saw that. Its up there with Truckin.

Though I say Downhill > Truckin > Crimson. Well thats show wise tho...

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Sep 13, 2011 6:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

Show-wise, yeah, but the quality of the video on Crimson is unsurpassed.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Sep 13, 2011 8:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

Did they use some kind of enhancement software for this video? I recall the downhill video being subpar. Lots of trails and not very clear. Though they were all likely filmed using the same camera and tapes. What gives?

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Sep 13, 2011 11:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

I don't know if they did any digital enhancements or what, but the clarity of the video, the camerawork and the editing are all top-notch.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Sep 12, 2011 3:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best Quality Releases (Soundwise)

DP29 and Hartford 77 are glorious. All three parts of the Vault Box are impeccable, and of course the Fillmore 69 CDs. DP16's pretty great for a late 1969 show.